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Posts by Rev. Carl Hanson

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His Divine Service

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'He will say, "Here I am"'...

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A Humble Stride

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'...what does the Lord require of you...?'...

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Light in the Darkness Then and Now

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'For the yoke of his burden...'...

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The Hidden Light Revealed

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'I will make you as a light for the nations'...

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The Return of the Lord

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'...eye to eye they see the return of the Lord...'...

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His Love - Our Jesus

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'...the Lord himself will give you a sign...'...

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His Joy - Our Jesus

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'they shall obtain gladness and joy'...

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Jesus - Our Peace

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'The wolf shall dwell with the lamb...'...

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Hope - The End of All War

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'...they shall beat their swords into plowshares...'...

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The Contrast is Clear

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'There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen'...

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Windows of Diligence


'Or what woman (does not) seek diligently until she finds it?'...

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Salt is Good

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'Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?'...

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Our Guest and Host


'For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled'...

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The Narrow Door That Surprises Us All


'And people will come from east and west, and from north and south'...

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The Long Division of God's Word

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'Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?'...

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The Kingdom Life of Faith


'Fear not, little flock'...

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A Community of Prayer

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'All these...were devoting themselves to prayer'...

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A Vision That Calls


'We sought to go...concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel'...

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A Learning Community

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'He will guide you into all truth'...

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Commended to God

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'And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace'...

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Bread and Fish


'Jesus came and took the bread...and the fish'...

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Life in His Name

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'These are written so that you may believe'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Raised

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'He is not here, but has risen'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Crucified


'Father, into Your hands'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Rejected

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'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Lost

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'So Jesus told them this parable'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Cut Down


'He came seeking fruit on it...'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Forsaken

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'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord'...

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For Our Sake...He Was Tempted


'Jesus...(was) tempted by the devil'...

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His Epiphany Glory

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'They saw His glory...'...

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Epiphany Re-Turn

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'Give, and it will be given to you'...

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Epiphany Kingdom


'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God'...

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Epiphany Call

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'From now on you will be catching men'...

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Epiphany Purpose


'For I was sent for this purpose'...

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'Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing'...

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The Light of His Love


'...I will not keep silent...until her righteousness goes forth as brightness'...

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In Expectation


'...and when Jesus also had been baptized...'...

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What Are We Looking For?

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'And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.'...

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Good News Published Here!


'...who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation...'...

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From You Shall Come Forth

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'But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little...'...

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He Will Rejoice!

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'The Lord your God is in your midst...'...

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My Messenger

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'Behold, I send my messenger...'...

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The Lord is Our Righteousness

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'And this is the name by which it will be called...'...

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Not One Stone


'But the one who endures to the end will be saved'...

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Out of Our Poverty

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'She...has put in everything she had'...

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Eternal Gospel


'To every nation and tribe and language and people'...

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Following in the Way

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'Go your way; your faith has made you well'...

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The Impossible God

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'With man it is impossible, but not with God'...

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His Death for Our Life

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'Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'...

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Hold on Tight!

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'And Jesus took them in his arms and blessed them'...

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At Peace With One Another


'Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another'...

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Embraced by Jesus


'And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them'...

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Lifted By Jesus


'Jesus took him by the hand...'...

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Be Open

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'Jesus sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha"'...

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Inside Out to Outside In


'Hear me, all of you, and understand...'...

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Clean Hands


'Well did Isaiah prophesy...'...

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For the Life of the World


'The bread that I will give for the life of the world'...

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The Living Bread

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'I am the living bread that came down from heaven'...

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God's Great Calm


'“Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.'...

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God's Garden


'The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground'...

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You Are Part of God's Family!


'Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother'...

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Holiness That Fills the Earth

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'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts'...

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Dry Bones Live


'Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones...'...

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God's Love Creates Confidence in Him


'If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.'...

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God's Love in His Commandments

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'His commandments are not burdensome.'...

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God's Love is "Mean-ed"


'In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us.'...

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Our New Image

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'Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared.'...

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The Rest That Has Changed the Rest


'By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us.'...

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Posture That Speaks

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Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."...

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Christ is risen, indeed!


"He has risen; he is not here."...

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Hosanna! Save now!


“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”...

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Partial Services Resume May 24

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Three time slots will be available for a shortened worship service: 9:00-9:40, 10:00-10:40, and 11:00-11:40. All participants need to register....

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February 28 Announcement for COVID-19

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All church events canceled for now due to Coronavirus...

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February 26 Announcement Concerning COVID-19

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Our Calling in Him

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”For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2)....

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The Final Day

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When we hear the words, “End Times” we may think of the end of the world, the “apocalyptic” images of popular culture or the real dangers of our age....

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A Point of Comparison


One of the challenges in life as we adapt and adjust to new situations is the temptation to look back and compare what we are experiencing now with what we have experienced in the past. ...

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